Friday, 2 September 2016

TIDAL (Watersong #3) - by Amanda Hocking

Year Published: 2013 - by Tor. 
Genre/s: Paranormal/ romance/urban fantasy/young adult. 
Pages: 352. 
Author: Amanda Hocking.
Source: Bought.

Her only hope lies with her greatest enemies

Gemma is facing the fight of her life. Cursed by beautiful but deadly sirens, her extraordinary powers have a terrifyingly dark side, and becoming human once more is proving her greatest challenge yet. As she struggles to break the curse, the sirens, Penn Lexi and Thea are determined to kill her before she can set herself free.

Gemma's only allies are her sister, Harper, and Harper’s boyfriend, Daniel. Together they must delve into their enemies’ mythical pasts – to discover their darkest secrets. But Penn has also set her sights on Daniel. Soon, the sirens threaten everything Gemma holds dear: her family, her friends, her life, and her relationship with Alex – the only guy she's ever loved. Can she save herself and those she cares about before it is too late?

(First read in June 2016). 

Tidal is probably my favourite out of the Watersong series – I’ve already read Elegy, so in a way it’s actually this book that ends the series for me.

I’m doing this review in a rush, so I’m kinda just gonna list the things I thought ;) 

- The cover is just gorgeous – it’s BEAUTIFUL. This series probably has some of the best covers around; I personally think the covers are better than the actual books.

- The story/writing is fast-paced, addictive, fun and entertaining. The writing is far from brilliant, but somehow it works; strong characters like the sirens and Harper carry the book forward, and make it enjoyable and exciting to race through. 

- I got very annoyed with Daniel in some parts. Having already read Elegy, I know how his relationship with Penn works out, but that didn’t stop me from wanting to scream at him “JUST COME STRAIGHT WITH HARPER!” It honestly seemed like he wasn’t discouraging Penn as much as he should have been, and I wish he’d just told Harper the situation. 

- Hocking often refers to the good-looking males she’s describing as “foxy”. Seriously, does anyone ever say that these days?! I’d call a guy sexy or hot or handsome or good-looking, but NEVER foxy. It’s just weird and old-fashioned and plain random. 

I give it: 3 and a half flowers! 

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